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focusing on toy hutchenson has decided to drop her bid for the u.s. house seat held by u.s. jesse jackson junior. >>> robmarco rubio's response t the state of the union made headlines for his watergate moment when he had to have that drink of water. ""saturday night livsaturday n" that gaffe. >> yes, i have to admit it's a little aggravating, seth. i mean, so what. my mouth got a little dry and i took a drink of water. i don't see what big deal is. we've all been there. you're about to give an important policy speech. you get a little nervous in the green room and you eat a whole bag of dry-roasted peanuts and jerky. there are hot lights on you, the room isn't ventilated. you do what anyone would do, you suddenly lunge to the side, all the while holding awkward eye contact with the camera and take a drink from the tiniest bottle of water anyone has ever seen. >> and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >> ouch. >> that is hysterical. hang on. i have to -- >> you have your little sip? do you have a lucky unitard? >> i don't. >> you keep drinking. >> you do the weather. >> that
who didn't catch the story, u.s. today got ahold of a white house draft proposal on immigration and reported in part, quote, it would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. the plan would also provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four years. in addition, the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants could apply for a newly created lawful prospective immigrant visa under the draft bill being written by the white house. it if approved they could apply for the same professional legal stats for their spouse or children living outside the country according to the draft. in response, florida senator marco rubio issued the following statement. it reads in part. this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed. it would actually make our immigration problems worse and would further undermine the american people's confidence in washington's ability to enforce our immigration laws and reform our broken immigration system. yesterday republicans were also quick to criticize
over the weekend allows for an eight year path to residency for the undocument already inside u.s. borders and within hours of that plan's release florida senator marco rubio fired back saying if proposed the bill will be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan
and what more could come up. >> allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministers office, which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and the letter said he did not recall saying that, he disavows that statement. >> it's not enough for you? >> well, if, in fact, that's true, that would end that matter because he has previously inside a book that the jewish lobby influences the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decision. if the second statement were true, he said that the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers. those two together would show an edge and a view of the israeli u.s. relationship way out of the mainstream, so i'll just take him at his word medicals something new comes along. >> kristen welker, what does the white house have to say about this? they seem to be confident that he is going to get through next week. >> they conti
to north korea and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and former energy secretary. good to see you, governor. good morning >> thank you, chris. nice to be with you. >> i am wondering if you got any indication when you were there they were thinking about doing this. >> well, we d we tried to persuade them against further launches and nuclear tests, but they basically said that in response to the security council restrictions and sanctions that were imposed before, that they were going to proceed with this test, and we tried to say to them you're going to be isolated. you're not going to get the advantages of the internet and google and eric schmidt, the ceo of google was with me who was treated like a rock star there. so what's happening is what the north koreans did was basically send a signal that they're going to continue to be isolated and they're picking weapons of development over economic development and that's unfortunate. >> the white house issued a statement exactly to your point saying we have warned north korea about the damaging consequences, the further isolation that's caused by the
to buy things like fur coats, and a football signed by u.s. presidents. meanwhile, on the campaign front in the race to replace jackson in congress, we're seeing one of the first muscle-flexings. dropped her bid and endorsed robin kelly, attacking groups backing kelly. over the weekend both paul ryan and rand paul threw some logs on the old speculation fire. >> the point is i don't know the answer because i'm just not putting a great deal of thought into it. i'm not foreclosing any opportunity. i may or i may not. i just don't know, because right now we just had an election. we've got jobs to do. >> you sound like you're running. >> we won't make a decision till 2014, but i think i do want the party to become a national party again and not lose sight of how we grow as a party, so i will continue in that vein for a couple of years and then decide. >> let's be realistic. rand paul absolutely sounded more professed finance ryan paul. finally, president obama celebrating president's day on the green. he teamed up with tiger woods yesterday in the floridian golf club yesterday. that was woods
in u.s. history. he was number two on the fbi's most wanted list, behind only osama bin laden, and he remained on the lam for 16 years until he was finally captured in june of 2011, living with his girlfriend in a rent-controlled apartment in santa monica, california. joining us is dick lehrer who broke the story with the boston fbi as a reporter for "the boston globe," one of the formost experts, and author of a book, follow up to "black mass" which will be a movie starring johnny depp as whitey. thanks for being here, dick. i guess reading this book, one thing that jumps out at me, you have the whole story established in black mass about the aligns with the fbi and whitey and how the fbi basically let whitey become this notorious crime boss. but this is also a story about the failure of the political system over decades. you have whitey in federal prison for bank robbery in the late '50s, early '60s and there's the speaker of the house of the u.s. representatives, john mccormick, a guy from south boston. robert drinen, a congressman from massachusetts in the '70s as the dean of the
for undocumented immigrants currently living in the u.s. the leap prompted scathing reaction from senators inside the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts, as much as they say they want to. >> all right. so if the leak proves anything, this president and the white house is working on an immigration reform plan. joining me is texas democratic congressman henry
, on tomorrow's show, former u.s. secretary of state madeline albright will join us onset. >> i thought we were going to have an awkward segue because andrew ross sorkin is over there. >> no, no. we're talking about madeline albright. there is andrew ross sorkin. he's coming up too. >>> coming up later this morning, former senior adviser to president obama, david axelrod. keep it here on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i don't want any trouble. i don't want any trouble either. ♪ [ engine turns over ] [ siren wailing in distance ] you know you forgot to take your mask off, right? we should probably get out of here. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new beetle convertible. now every day is a top-down day. that's the power of german engineering. >>> all bundled up. that's good because it's cold outside. don't forget your mittens. >> you put that hat on. nobody put that hat on you. >> true. >> put it on. live with it. >> andrew ross sorkin is here. also, bob woodward when we come back. "morning joe" is going to start rocking. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain che
to the economy, to the culture, to this society on a daily basis. many of them, a majority, have u.s.-born children. this is what really it's all about. these people are here to contribute and to remove that aspect, that 800 pound elephant from the discussion i think really is a disservice to people who contribute to the prices that we pay for our vegetables and fruits, to how the economy continues to run in this country. these people are looking for politicians both republicans and democrats, and i spoke to some democrats over the weekend who, quite frankly, are upset at this leak as much as senator rubio seems to say he is because they've been asking the president to keep his powder dry, to let them try to work behind the scenes to get something done with republicans who are in many ways looking, some of them, for any excuse to back out of any immigration reform. this is not helpful, and it's certainly not helpful to the folks that have hopes and dreams and aspirations to those coming out of the shadows. >> the republican party, increasingly, becoming mono crow mattic, which is to
in the republican primary to replace tim scott who has been appointed to the u.s. senate. you may remember that mr. sanford had a few problems during his second term as governor. for a period of six days in june 2009 he literally disappeared. governor sanford originally told his staff he's been hiking on the appalachian trail but this was a lie. in fact, he was cheating on his wife with a mistress in argentina. it then emerged that he used public funds for private use a year earlier again with the same mistress. but despite this hat trick of deception, adultery, and the misuse of public funds mr. sanford refused to resign. he divorced his wife, completed his term, became engaged to his mistress, and now he says he's ready to serve south carolina's first congressional district because he knows that god forgives sinners. >> more recently i have experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes, but in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a god of second chances, and be the better for it. in that light i humbly step forward and ask for your help in changing washington. >> unfortunatel
. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. >>> we are back, joining me now, mark kelly, husband of former congressman gabby giffords and the co-founder of americans for responsible solutions. captain kelly, it's good feignly have you here. we have been trying to and finally got you on "meet the press." welcome. >> thank you, david u >> this was an emotional moment this week during the state of the union address i have covered a bunch of. they you don't often see the kind of energy and emotion around the issue of guns as we now see them. this was the month, the president was talking about the violence in chicago and other victims around the country as he called for a vote. this is what he said. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in the chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> talk a
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